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New Student Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration - Summer 2024

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The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences' Academic Advising Team is excited to welcome our newest Hokies!

To our incoming students, Virtual Academic Advising and Course Registration is designed to prepare you for and support you in building your first-semester schedule. Below, you will find a timeline of dates related to advising and course registration in our college as well as important action items.

If you have questions about virtual academic advising and course registration, please email Dr. Amanda Weaver, Director of Advising.

Advising and Course Registration Timeline

  • Complete New Student Checklist items for May, including your required virtual orientation modules through New Student and Family Programs.
  • Review your welcome email from the College that will be sent to your VT email account (subject line, ‘Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences!’).
  • Review your follow-up email from the College that will be sent to your VT email account (subject line, ‘Advising Matters!’).
  • Accept your email invitation to join your New Student Advising Canvas site and complete any modules and required assignments.
  • Schedule your summer advising session through Navigate. Please monitor your email for an invitation to schedule your session, or access Navigate directly after June 7.
  • On June 12, 2024, the Hokie Scheduler course registration system will open for incoming students. We highly encourage you to begin registering for classes once registration has opened because you can always adjust your schedule during and after your advising session.
  • Attend your virtual advising session with an academic advisor. If you are unable to connect with an advisor over the summer, you may receive a registration hold on your account at the end of summer advising, which can affect your ability to adjust your fall schedule. If you receive a hold, you will need to contact your assigned advisor in August about how to resolve the hold.

Transfer Credit Action Items

All transcripts (with final grades) should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions through electronic transfer (i.e., Parchment) or through mail to the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Virginia Tech, 925 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061

Transfer students: If you completed two or more years of a single foreign language in high school, you must send your official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

All score reports, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Cambridge, should be sent to the Office of the University Registrar using the Virginia Tech school code 5859.

We encourage you to review the guides below to determine how your credits might transfer to Virginia Tech. You will also provide transfer credit information through your New Student Advising Canvas site so that your advisor can assist with any questions during your advising session.

You may be able to fulfill some Pathways General Education requirements through your transfer credit. Using the Pathways Guide for your entering year, you may search for the equivalent Virginia Tech course. If the course is not in the guide, the course is not approved as a specific Pathways concept. If the course is in the guide, the approved Pathways concept will be noted in the ‘Concept’ column. Be sure to discuss all transfer credits with your academic advisor because each majors’ Pathways requirements will vary, and you may need to take additional required general education courses for your major.

Save These August Dates 

College Session

Dates: August 21, 22, 23
Time: 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: McBryde Hall, room 100
Description: Gather to learn from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences' Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Advising, Academic Advisors, and Student Ambassadors about resources to support you in starting your fall semester. If you live on campus, you will attend the first session following your move-in date. If you are in the Corps of Cadets or live off campus, you will attend the final session on Friday, August 23.

Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building
Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building

College Social

Dates: Friday, August 23
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Dietrick Field (outside of D2 dining facility)
Description: Wrap up your day outdoors with fellow students, faculty, and staff for treats, college swag, music, activities/games, and more! Please bring your Hokie Passport, though not required. If storms are expected, an email will be sent and the social will be held in the Torgersen Hall Atrium.

Five students gather around the HokieBird for a photo during the CLAHS Social on the Drillfield. Two students hold a sign that states 1st Day at Virginia Tech
New and returning Hokies meet the HokieBird during the CLAHS Social (photo by Kelsey Bartlett)